FRIDAY, FEB. 26
SINGLES DINNER EVENING. Sponsored by Social Connections. Confetti Restaurant, 393 Farmington Ave., Plainville. You buy dinner. (860) 582=8229.
‘LA BELLE ET LA BETE.’ Sponsored by Hollywood at the Bijou. Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. The 1846 French film (with English subtitles) based on the story of “The Beauty and the Beast.” Bring your camera and have your photograph taken with a lifesize figure of Jean Marais as “The Beast,” which will be on display. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3.
SATURDAY, FEB. 27
BRISTOL NAACP BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM. 6 p.m. Enjoy singing, dancing, poetry. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. Community event. Info, call Lexie Mangum at (860) 202-9965.
ZUMBATHON. 1 to 4 p.m. Fund raiser for Elena Grace Rivera who was born with a congenital heart defect and is waiting for a donor heart. St. Matthew School, 33 Welch Dr., Bristol. GoFundMe.com/gxk3fk4. StJeanAlexa@gmail.com, (860) 681-7344.
DAVID DUNLOP WEEKEND EVENT. Presented by the Friends of CPFA-Artsplace. Dunlop is a Connecticut artist whose canvases have been shown internationally. Saturday, he will present a lecture, “Exploring the Mind and Art of John Frederick Kensett.” Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., a workshop in landscape painting. Workshop is $20 for adults and $12 for high school students. Artsplace, 1220 Waterbury Rd., Cheshire. CPFA-ArtsPlace.org, (203) 272-2787.
FEB. 28, MARCH 20
PAINT NIGHT. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Step by step painting of hummingbirds and cherry blossoms. Immanuel Lutheran Old School Basement, 154 Meadow St., Bristol. $20. (860) 583-5631.
FIGURE DRAWING CLASSES. 2 p.m. on Sundays. All levels of artists invited. Led by Post University drawing and life drawing instructor and painter Sheri Schwartz. The museum will provide a nude figure model for a class devoted to exploring fundamentals of capturing the figure. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $10 for students. $15 for museum members. $25 for non-members. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org
ART EXHIBIT BY JOHN LANZL OF PLANTSVILLE. “An Expression of Form and Color.” The Gallery at The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
PYSANKY WORKSHOP (EGG DECORATING). 6:30 to 9 p.m. Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton St. Farmington. Reservations. (860) 677-8519, firstname.lastname@example.org
‘CELEBRATING 300 YEARS OF CONNECTICUT’S REMARKABLE WOMEN.’ Presented by the Connecticut Women’s Hall fo Fame. Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Open to the public. Register. (860) 673-6791. www.FarmingtonLibraries.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
‘BOOKS AND BAGELS AT MANROSS.’ 10:30 a.m. Informal review of new books at the library with staff member Venera. Coffee and bagels will be served, provided by the Friends of the Bristol Library. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Bonefish Grill, 2903 Berlin Turnpike, Newington. No charge. (860) 309-1653.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
RETURNABLE BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bristol Eastern High School, King Street, Bristol. Benefits the Class of 2016 graduation party.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
3RD ANNUAL MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE. In memory of Roseanna Plasczynski. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. American Legion Post 33, 7 Race Ave., Plainville. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), RedCrossBlood.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8
MOHEGAN SUN TRIP. Sponsored by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Bus leaves Our Lady of Mercy Church 19 S. Canal St., Plainville at 8 a.m. Returns to Plainville between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Be in the parking lot of 19 S. Canal St., Plainville by 7:30 a.m. $25. Includes promotional package from casino. In case of inclement weather, announcement will be made on WFSB. (860) 747-1732.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
THE 15TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. Social hour, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Program, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Annual event whose proceeds support grants for programs that make it possible for women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth Southington, and Wolcott improve the conditions and opportunities in their lives. Guest is Kara Sundlun of WFSB. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $55 per person. RSVP by March 18. (860) 583-6363. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
THE SIXTH ANNUAL ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 50 vendors. Crafts include homemade chocolates, handmade knitted items, pet items, candles, soaps, skin care, jewelry, garden tools, art, healthy living, sports items, candles, more. Full lunch menu. Drawings. A few crafter spaces available but no jewelry. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. email@example.com
INDOOR TAG SALE. Held by Advocates for Bristol Seniors. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring 40 individual sales. Tailor-made for vendors because it takes place rain, snow, or shine. Also ideal for those living in rural areas with little traffic to support a single household sale. Attracts hundreds of buyers. Spaces available to rent for $20, which includes one 6-foot table, and $15 if the table is supplied by vendor. Admission is free. Refreshments at the Senior Center coffee shop. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol.
MONDAY, APRIL 11
ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH GOLDEN AGERS TRIP TO THE MOHEGAN SUN. Leave at 8:45 a.m. Return at 5:30 p.m. Bus leaves St. Stanislaus parking lot, 510 West St., Bristol. $30 and includes casino package and transportation. (860)589-5597, (860) 583-8170.
ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH TRAVELERS TRIP, ‘SPRINGTIME IN VERMONT.’ At Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt. Visit Quechee Gorge, Sugarbush Farm, King Arthur Flour, and Vermont Country Store. Price per person, $393, double/ triple; $493 single, and includes two nights at the hotel, five meals (two breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners, and sightseeing). (860) 589-5597.
SARASOTA AND LAKE GEORGE TRIP. Held by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Travel for three days to Sarasota Racetrack with reserved seating at track, after race check into resort at Lake George, dinner at restarant. Cruise with lunch buffet on lake, dinner theater, cruise Hudson River, and visit New York State Museum in Albany, N.Y. $539 per person, double occupancy. (860) 747-1732.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 70th Big Birthday Celebration. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winding Trails, Farmington. Kfrasc@yahoo.com
OCT. 28-NOV. 11
15 DAY CRUISE. Held by Plainville AARP Chapter 4146. Cruise from Boston to San Juan, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, Jamaica, George Town, Cozumel, Mexico and disembark in New Orleans. Tour New Orleans and buffet lunch at Court of Two Sisters included as well as flight home from New Orleans. Inside stateroom, $1,999 per person double occupance. Ocean View stateroom, $2,353. Balcony stateroom, $2,859. (860) 747-1732.
NOW thru MARCH 31
ABSTRACT ART GALLERY SHOW. Opening reception Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. Artists are Steve Adams, Bernadette Belizzi, Lorraine Centrella, Jacqueline Dagenais, Jean Dalton, Michalski Jerzy, Nancy Lasar, Eric Litke, Zeb Mayer, Paul Osgood, and Tom Zaccheo. Different mediums. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington.
NOW thru APRIL 10
‘VICTOR VASARELY: THE ABSOLUTE EYE.’ 60 serigraphs and objects on loan from the Herakleidon Museum of Art, Athens, Greece. Vasarely is the world-renowned father of the Op Art movement. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
NOW thru FEB. 29
PHOTOGRAPHER WENDELL COPELAND OF PLAINVILLE. Will show his work in, “As Life Goes By.” The Gallery at The Orchards in the Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com
NOW thru FEB. 28
THE FRIENDS OF THE BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY WINTER USED BOOK SALE. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., a bag sale. $5 for a brown bag and $3 for a plastic bag. Sale includes thousands of gently used hardcover and softcover books, DVDs, videos, audio books, CDs donated by the community. Books are priced 25 cents to $2. Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, meeting rooms in the lower level, Bristol.
NOW thru MARCH 13
WORKING FROM THE FIGURE. Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Art show. Also a second show, “Elegant and Creative Poses,” runs concurrent. The Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain.
NOW THRU MARCH 6
‘MIXMASTER: JURIED MEMBERS EXHIBITION.’ Created to encourage contemporary art, exhibition provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their latest work. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org, (860) 753-0381.
NOW thru MARCH 11
‘BLACK PULP.’ A new exhibition at the Yale School of Art featuring 65 objects, including rare magazines, literary journals, novels, cartoons, and comics as well as contemporary art from the Black Diaspora. Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery, New Haven. (203) 432-2600, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW thru MAY 7
‘PEDAGOGY AND PLACE: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION AT YALE.’ Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explores the relationship between teaching architecture, and the spaces in which that education takes place. Yale School of Architecture, Rudolph Hall, 180 York St., New Haven.
‘LEONARDO: MACHINES IN MOTION.’ Featuring 40 interactive machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. CTScienceCenter.org
INTRO (BEGINNER) TO COUNTRY DANCING. Wednesdays. 7 p.m., partner. 7:30 p.m., line dance (with intermediate line dance to follow). Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. $5. email@example.com
VOCATION HOLY HOUR. 4 to 5 p.m., third Friday of every month. Pray for the Archdiocese of Hartford. St Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol.
CHARLESMAGNE CARD GAME. Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Hall, 360 King St., Bristol.
BARGAIN CENTER. Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Prospect United Methodist Church, 99 Summer St., Bristol. $5 bag sale.
BINGO. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m., Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Benefits St. Anthony School. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol.
BINGO. Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee and cookies. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.
BINGO. Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee. St. Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol.
ADULT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE. Mondays for beginners, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday nights for leagues 7 to 10 p.m. Wheeler YMCA , 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-9631, ext, 127, TimGabbardghymca.org, GHYMCA.org
FATIMA/ DIVINE MERCY HOLY HOUR. 2 p.m., second Sunday of the month. Bring a friend, spiritual healing, brown scapular enrollment. St. Joseph Church, 195 South Main St., New Britain.